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One of the most common questions from would-be InterContinental Bali Resort guests is which accommodation they should choose: a Singaraja room or an InterContinental Bali club room. InterContinental Bali Resort is one of many hotels and resorts which offer different levels of access and privilege to guests depending on what room category they have booked. When it comes to these two different room types at InterContinental Bali Resort, it comes down to your budget and what type of holiday you are planning.

Singaraja Room benefits

Singaraja rooms are cheaper than InterContinental Bali Club rooms and have recently been renovated with new furnishings, updated bathrooms, Balinese-inspired murals, lattice patterned headboard panels, and lamps inspired by the terracotta crown finials of Balinese thatched roofs. The surrounding walkways, carpets and garden areas surrounding the Singaraja wings have also been updated.

InterContinental Bali room
Singaraja Room

Singaraja rooms are large at 49 sqm and have a king bed (or two doubles), a lounge and balcony area and spacious marble bathroom. Balconies have also been upgraded with new furniture and a slightly different look and feel. Another added feature for those booked in one of the two Singaraja wings is the Singaraja Lounge which is only available to guests staying in a Singaraja room. This lounge offers ‘light refreshments’ 24 hours a day, although these don’t amount to much more than Balinese-inspired cookies, tea and coffee and refreshing fruit-infused water.

What is more exciting, particularly if you are a first-time visitor to Bali, is the lounge’s specialist staff who are on hand to assist guests with anything they might need at the resort and also with all things Bali such as tours and must see attractions. While help is also available from the concierge in reception, the staff at the Singaraja Lounge offer personal one-on-one service and have time to get to know your likes and dislikes. The lounge is seldom busy so any questions or requests are attended to immediately, and always with a smile.

InterContinental Bali Singaraja lounge
Singaraja Lounge refreshments
InterContinental Bali lounge
Singaraja Lounge relaxation area

InterContinental Club benefits

If you’re planning a stay that is all about relaxing and enjoying the finer things in life (and you have the money to pay for them), then a Club room is just what you need. These rooms cost more than the Singaraja rooms but are great value for money, provided you are going to be at the resort long enough each day to use what is on offer. Club rooms are larger than Singaraja rooms at 59 sqm and also come with a king (or two double) beds, a lounge and balcony area and spacious marble bathroom. While the resort’s Club rooms look a little dated, especially compared to the new Singaraja rooms, renovations are currently underway.

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Club Room (Twin)

Club guests receive complimentary transfers to and from the airport (which is just 20 minutes away, a bonus when it comes to Bali’s notorious traffic) and check in at Club InterContinental. This beautifully appointed club lounge is furnished in English-manor-meets-tropical-luxury style with fine linens and cutlery and attentive, friendly service. Other add-ons include 24 hour butler service, 24 hour light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages at the lounge and also around the private Club Pool area, breakfast with a la carte selections from 6.30 am – 11.00 am at a choice of four venues. Elegant afternoon tea is served from 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm, and there is an evening cocktail hour and canapes from 4.30 pm – 7.00 pm.

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Club InterContinental

Children are made to feel very welcome at Club InterContinental except during the evening cocktail hour when only adults are allowed in the lounge. Guests with children (and any other Club guests) can enjoy their cocktails at the Club Pool or Sunset Beach Bar and Grill which is one of Bali’s best bars for watching the sunset. However, if you go to the Sunset Beach Bar and Grill there are no complimentary canapes. 

While children can’t enter Club InterContinental during the cocktail hour, they do get a very special Club privilege: unlimited access to the children’s programme at Planet Trekkers (other guests have to pay to access this upmarket kids club). The Planet Trekkers program includes complimentary meals for kids and fun activities such as Balinese arts and crafts, kite flying and adventures like fish feeding around the resort.

InterContinental Bali pool
Club InterContinental pool area
InterContinental Bali Beach Bar
Sunset Beach Bar & Grill
InterContinental Bali sunset
Jimbaran Bay sunset

The private Club InterContinental Pool has five private cabanas with ocean views arranged around a lush lawn. Don’t linger too long at breakfast if you would like one of these as they fill up quickly. Room service can be ordered at the Club InterContinental Pool area and at the Club lounge (at your own expense) and is served with extra pizzazz by the Club staff. If you’re needing your best Hawaiian shirt pressed there is are two pieces of complimentary light pressing offered per stay. Local phone calls and preferential seating at the resort restaurants are also included.

Singaraja Room or Club InterContinental Room: The Verdict

While the Club InterContinental benefits sound amazing – and they are – one thing you need to consider when you are deciding which room to book is the amount of time you will be spending at the resort. It costs an extra $100 or more per night for a Club InterContinental room, compared the cost of a Singaraja room. If you are planning on spending time at the resort and can afford the extra spend, a Club InterContinental room offers excellent value.

However, if your love of luxury is larger than your holiday budget, you appreciate the decor and extra touches found in a fancy, renovated room or you are going to be out and about a lot, a Singaraja room is the one for you. You still get to enjoy all of the free facilities at the InterContinental Bali Resort without spending extra on InterContinental Club room features you might not use.

Disclosure: The writer stayed as a guest of InterContinental Bali Resort. 

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Dr Tiana Templeman is an award-winning food and travel journalist, travel author and media industry academic. She is the creator of The Travel Temple, writes for Australian and international media outlets and appears on radio talking about where to go, what to see and travel industry trends.